May 13, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams third round pick running back Tre Mason talks with the media during a press conference at Rams Park. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

St. Louis Rams' Tre Mason could finish 2014 as starting running back

The St. Louis Rams added running back Tre Mason in the third-round of the 2014 NFL Draft, and they could have some big plans in store for the Auburn standout sooner rather than later.

According to ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner, we should not be surprised if Mason is able to leapfrog Zac Stacy on the depth chart to take over the starting job by the end of the regular season.

It is an interesting note from Wagoner considering how impressive Stacy was a season ago, but anything can happen in the NFL.

Mason will have an opportunity to show off his skills during training camp and throughout the preseason, where he will compete to win the primary back up role with Benny Cunningham and Isaiah Pead.

If Mason is as impressive leading up to the season as people expect him to be, it would be a surprise if he does not earn the opportunity to contribute in a change-of-pace role in St. Louis during his rookie campaign.

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  • ricdram

    Including the pre-season,that’s 20 NFL games
    that these RB have to endure. I don’t think it
    matters WHO starts. A good balanced rotation
    is the way to play ‘em. Fresh legs will keep the
    Cards., Seahens & 9ers on their heels.
    GO RAMS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Rick Talley

      Absolutely, positively!!! Now, if Isaiah Pead can produce, too…..

      • drewspinoso

        Ohhhhh hahahaha!

  • erick

    Again, unless mason learns how to pass protect. There’s no way he plays. … in college he was a terrible pass blocker. .

    • Gary Stewart

      and again erick i repeat mason was not drafted for his blocking prowess we are a run first offense and when the rams get to where they can say we are going to run it and you can’t stop us thats when we reach the playoffs so we will pound the rock with zac and tre

  • Carl

    Uhm no. Stacy carried the offense on his back when they had no QB. Defenses sold out to stop the run and they still couldn’t contain Zac.

  • Gary Stewart

    this will be runningback by committee fisher usually employs the one back system when he has a big bruiser like he did with george at tennessee when he had small backs like cj2k they used guys like white this is more like the cj2k type scenario expect about 60-70% of the carries to go to zac but i expect to see tre late in periods etc. or zac wont last, he played in about 11 games last year (zac) and missed 1/2 game vs chicago and the final series against seattle at home so fish will want 2 guys and cunningham showed up against the bears who were terrible so i expect the 2nd back to be mason